The beginning of eternity,
the end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
and the end of every place.
A Riddle On The Letter E
Lord George Gordon Byron
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
Said I, not being very old,
»By golly gosh, you must be cold!«
»No, no!« she cried. »Indeed I’m not!
I’m feeling devilishly hot!«
Hot and Cold by Roald Dahl

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broad-nib text

In the 1960s Georg Salden designed an opening advert for an hat shop in Dusseldorf. With a broad-nib pen he wrote a bold italic with large swashes (see image above). From this written text he later developed Daphne, a strong and sharp-edged typeface which includes a large number of separate swashes. These calligraphic swashes can be added to the letters in any order, which provides hundreds of possibilities (see below).


Now, many years later, Salden decided to develop a script version of his Daphne typeface. Again, written with a broad-nib pen, Salden created an elegant and vital script with luscious swashes and numerous alternate characters (see below). Please read more on the development of Daphne Script here.

Daphne Script

Daphne Script is a new typeface by Georg Salden, based on his own cursive handwriting. The result is a charming script with elegantly curved characters and calligraphic swashes.

Daphne Script

It contains various alternate characters accessible via the OpenType features Stylistic Sets or Stylistic Alternates (see below).

Daphne Script